82nd Academy Award nominations!

source: oscars.org

The time for speculation is over! The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles (Tuesday night in Australia) by Academy President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway. So, who made the cut? Find out after the jump!

Box office behemoth Avatar and Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker led the pack with 9 nominations apiece, including Best Picture. The films, respectively directed by ex-husband and wife James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow, will face off against 8 other contenders in the Best Picture category. It is the first time since 1943 that this many films have competed for the Academy’s top award.

Also nominated for Best Picture: The Blind Side (2 noms), District 9 (4 noms), An Education (3 noms), Inglourious Basterds (8 noms), Precious (6 noms), A Serious Man (2 noms), Up (5 noms) and Up in the Air (6 noms).

It’s important to note that Pixar’s Up became the first animated film since Beauty and the Beast in 1992 to be nominated for Best Picture.

Check out the rest of the nominees below and let us know who you think was snubbed, and who you’d like to see take home the gold!

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

AVATAR
THE BLIND SIDE
DISTRICT 9
AN EDUCATION
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
A SERIOUS MAN
UP
UP IN THE AIR

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

James CameronAVATAR
Kathryn BigelowTHE HURT LOCKER
Quentin TarantinoINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Lee DanielsPRECIOUS
Jason ReitmanUP IN THE AIR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jeff BridgesCRAZY HEART
George ClooneyUP IN THE AIR
Colin FirthA SINGLE MAN
Morgan FreemanINVICTUS
Jeremy RennerTHE HURT LOCKER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Sandra BullockTHE BLIND SIDE
Helen MirrenTHE LAST STATION
Carey MulliganAN EDUCATION
Gabourey SidibePRECIOUS
Meryl StreepJULIE AND JULIA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Matt DamonINVICTUS
Woody HarrelsonTHE MESSENGER
Christopher PlummerTHE LAST STATION
Stanley TucciTHE LOVELY BONES
Christoph WaltzINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Penélope CruzNINE
Vera FarmigaUP IN THE AIR
Maggie GyllenhaalCRAZY HEART
Anna KendrickUP IN THE AIR
Mo’Nique - PRECIOUS

BEST WRITING, SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN

THE HURT LOCKER – Mark Boal
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSQuentin Tarantino
THE MESSENGER – Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A SERIOUS MANJoel Coen, Ethan Coen
UPBob Peterson, Pete Docter, Thomas McCarthy

BEST WRITING, SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED

AN EDUCATION – Nick Hornby
DISTRICT 9Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
IN THE LOOP – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
PRECIOUS – Geoffrey Fletcher
UP IN THE AIRJason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

CORALINE
FANTASTIC MR FOX
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
THE SECRET OF KELLS
UP

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

AJAMI
EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS
THE MILK OF SORROW
UN PROPHET
THE WHITE RIBBON

BEST DOCUMENTARY, FEATURES

BURMA, VJ
THE COVE
FOOD, INC.
THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA
WHICH WAY HOME

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

AVATAR
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
THE WHITE RIBBON

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
STAR TREK

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION

AVATAR
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS
NINE
SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE YOUNG VICTORIA

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

BRIGHT STAR
COCO AVANT CHANEL
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS
NINE
THE YOUNG VICTORIA

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SCORE

AVATAR
FANTASTIC MR FOX
THE HURT LOCKER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
UP

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SONG

Almost There – THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
Down in New Orleans – THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
Loin de Paname – PARIS 36
Take It All – NINE
The Weary Kind – CRAZY HEART

Check out the rest of the nominees here!

And then, check out our evaluation of this year’s nominees!

The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on the 7th of March. Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will co-host the ceremony.

Discuss: Your thoughts on this year’s batch of nominees? How did expanding the Best Picture field to 10 nominees pan out?

2 Responses to “82nd Academy Award nominations!”

  1. District 9 is in and The Hangover is out – I don't need to kill myself now.

  2. Oh…god…Sandra Bullock…oh god, tell me this isn't happening.

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